Syria: Kurdish, govt forces reach agreement over Afrin region

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In Syria, Kurdish forces and the government have reached an agreement under which the Syrian army will enter Afrin region to help repel a Turkish offensive.

An adviser to the Kurdish-led administration in north Syria Badran Jia Kurd told media that army troops would be deployed along some border positions and this could enter the region within the next two days.

Ankara launched an offensive in Afrin last month against the Kurdish YPG militia which it views as a terrorist group with links to an armed insurrection in Turkey.

Meanwhile, in Syrian province of Hasakeh, five people have been killed and seven injured in a car bomb explosion in the Kurdish-dominated city of Qamishli.

Syrian state news agency citing a source in the police headquarters of the province said the explosion targeted al-Hay al-Gharbi area in the city.APP

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